Board of Trustees

Elaine Su, New Westminster Public Library board trustee

ELAINE SU
Trustee and Board Co-Chair
Committees: Board Development, Finance
(2021-present)

Iris Cheng, New Westminster Public Library board trustee

IRIS CHENG
Trustee and Board Co-Chair
Committees: Evaluations, Finance
(2022-present)

Samita Manhas, New Westminster Public Library board trustee

SAMITA MANHAS
Trustee
Committees: Evaluations, Policy
(2022-present)

Carol Newman, New Westminster Public Library board trustee

CAROL NEUMAN
Trustee
Committees: Board Development, Evaluations
(2022-present)

VANESSA WOZNOW
Trustee
Committees: Policy, PR & Advocacy
(2022-present)

Deb Thomas, New Westminster Public Library board trustee

DEB THOMAS
Trustee
Committees: Evaluations, Policy
(2024-present)

Nadine Nakagawa, New Westminster Public Library board trustee

NADINE NAKAGAWA
Trustee and City Council Representative
Committees: Policy, PR & Advocacy
(2022-present)

CAROLYN CASEÑAS
Trustee, Secretary to the Board, and Chief Librarian
Committees: PR & Advocacy
(2024-present)

Library board meetings take place on the third Wednesday of the month.

Meetings begin at 6 p.m., are held virtually via Zoom, and are open to the public.

Meetings are not scheduled during July, August, and December, and are only held at the call of the Chairs during these months.

Please contact our Chief Librarian at least 10 days prior to a meeting to reconfirm meeting date and time and obtain additional details.

2024 Meeting Schedule

Library board trustees are appointed by City Council.

When a position is available on the board an announcement is made on the City of Westminster website, on our library website, and in the local newspaper — and is posted on notice boards around the city, including within our two library branches.

Board trustees are selected on the basis of their knowledge, experience, and activity in the community.

Residents who are interested in serving on the board are invited to complete an application form.

While applications can be submitted year-round, the recruitment period for 2024 appointments is now closed.

For more information on becoming a trustee, please contact our Chief Librarian.